Tournament Changes & Updates - March 14. 2019
Never a dull moment in the world of pickleball….here is the latest source of indigestion with regards to tournaments.
Pickleballtournaments.com is the tournament software most tournaments use. Recently, they upgraded their software to crack down on tournament registrants whose PCO membership numbers were not current. Their “upgrade” blocked registrations of players whose PCO numbers expiry date predated the tournament date. This impacts most of our Alberta players because PA 2019 begins on May 1 and the Camrose tournament, for example, is May 5.
If you have renewed your EPC 2019 membership, sit tight. You are fine. No need for you to do anything for the moment. You have a valid PCO number – we just cannot upload it to PA yet.
However, you can rest easy. The Camrose tournament folks are on it and many at Pickleball Canada are on it. Many thanks to Camrose for their extra efforts at this time.
Further, however, if you have not yet renewed your 2019 EPC membership and you want to play in the Camrose tournament, or any other upcoming tournament, you have a problem. You do not have a valid PCO number. Through EPC, when you renew your 2019 membership, your PCO membership takes effect January 1 but because you have not yet done your EPC 2019 renewal, you do not have a valid PCO membership and cannot register for upcoming tournaments.
The solution is simple. Renew your EPC 2019 membership now and you will be fine. Do it today.
Implications for Battle of the Paddle Registration
We had intended to open registrations for Battle of the Paddle later this month but we have decided to delay until this muddle gets sorted out by pickleballtournaments.com. Stay tuned. I promise to keep you well informed with lots of notice. Our tournament will again fill up quickly once we open it up.
My next email to you will be about ratings – probably later this afternoon.
Take care, everyone. I can hear the snow melting….
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